Gaming PC build for around $450

I am thinking of building a gaming PC for the first time. What would be the best gaming PC build that would play modern games on medium or higher settings for around $450.
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  1. Do you need a monitor/os/keyboard/mouse? Country of origin?
  2. No I do not need the monitor, os, keyboard, mouse.
  3. I also live in the US
  4. What resolution is your monitor? That'll answer the question of if you can do it or not
  5. 1600 x 900
  6. This is about as good as you can get it for $450.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($91.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M LX PLUS Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($52.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($36.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($55.99 @ Compuvest)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($109.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($30.98 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $444.86
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-06 02:01 EDT-0400)


    This has a better GPU and cheaper case:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($91.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M LX PLUS Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($52.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($36.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($55.99 @ Compuvest)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB Video Card ($135.04 @ Newegg)
    Case: Apex PC-389-C ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($30.98 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $449.93
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-06 02:04 EDT-0400)
  7. Well you can always get an athlon. It won't be as good as the phenom but it allows you to upgrade your gpu to a 650 ti boost:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD Athlon II X3 450 3.2GHz Triple-Core Processor ($65.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2P Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($46.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($29.83 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($55.99 @ Compuvest)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost 2GB Video Card ($169.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Apex PC-389-C ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($30.98 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $445.73
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-06 03:24 EDT-0400)
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